Friday 3 March is World Hearing Day

Presented by World Health Organization (WHO)

The theme is Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment.

World Health Organization will create advocacy materials including a theme poster, infographic and banner.  Visit the WHO website

Download suggestions here for planning activities for the week leading up to the World Hearing Day.

Hearing is not one of Australia’s national health priorities.  It means we do not have the adequate investment in services and research we need.  It also means there is not a focus on community education.  It’s a barrier that is preventing too many Australians from reaching their potential.

Break the Sound Barrier is a public campaign  uniting our entire sector for a common cause - to make hearing a national priority.  The campaign has a website and Facebook page.  Its aim is to tell our stories and share our experiences to get hearing on the national agenda.  The long term goal is for state and the federal governments agreeing to make hearing Australia’s 10th national health priority.

Be part of the movement to Break the Sound Barrier!  Now it’s time to tell everyone why you are a supporter.  Sign up to the campaign to Break the Sound Barrier at

Tenille, Hamish and Angus want to break the sound barrier.